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Urban planning in Erith during the Age of the Railway

Stock No. 16089 Category: Tags: , , , , Cartographer: Anonymous.

London, c.1873. Tinted lithographic map. Sheet 690 x 990mm.

£600

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A developer's plan of the Lesney Estate, east of Erith Railway Station, with recognisable roads including Avenue Road, Park Crescent and Bexley Road (A220). Orientated with north to the bottom of the map, it shows the division of the estate into detached and semi-detached properties, and mark 'The Proposed Site for Lecture Hall, Public Library & Reading Rooms, Market Place, etc'. Along the Thames are Erith Gardens and a 'Proposed Esplanade'.
The map would have been published as part of the prospectus for selling suburban houses to London's middle-class workers who could take advantage of the railways. The map notes that the railway station is '? hour's journey from London'.

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Dimensions 990 × 690 mm
Cartographer

Date

1873

Extra Info
Publication

London, c.1873. Tinted lithographic map. Sheet 690 x 990mm.

Condition

A good example.

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